This weekend, don’t miss out on one of the “easiest” plenary indulgences you can gain. Of course, you must meet the usual conditions, with the spirit of complete detachment from all sin, even venial sin: sacramental confession within twenty days before or after the indulgenced act, worthy reception of Holy Communion, preferably the same day, and prayers for the Pope’s intentions, also preferably that same day (a single Our Father and Hail Mary suffice). Having met the usual conditions, the Portiuncula plenary indulgence only requires a devout visit to a parish church and there praying the Creed and the Our Father between noon on August 1 and midnight on August 2. So attendance at any Sunday Mass (and even the anticipated Mass on Saturday afternoon) is the only “work” required, assuming you pray the Creed and the Our Father during Mass. If you’re new to indulgences, this would be a great day to start, and if you’re an old hand at it, why not go for it this weekend!?
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This indulgence is granted on the feast of Mary Queen of Angels, and here is the prayer that goes with it.
O Virgin of the Angels,
who has for centuries established your throne of mercy at the Portiuncula,
hear the prayer of your children,
who trust in you.
From this truly holy place and the habitation of the Lord,
so dear to the heart of Saint Francis, you have always invited all men to love.
Your tender eyes assure us of a never failing motherly help
and a promise of divine help to all those who humbly have recourse to your throne,
or who from afar,
turn to you to ask for help.
You are, indeed, our sweet Queen and our only hope.
O Lady of the Angles,
obtain for us, through the intercession of blessed Francis,
pardon for our sins,
help us to keep away from sin and indifference,
so that we shall be worthy of calling you our Mother for evermore.
Bless our homes, our toil and our rest,
by giving us that same serenity we experience within the walls of the Portiuncula,
where hate, guilt and tears turn into a song of joy
like that once was sung by the Angels and the seraphic Francis.
Help those who are in need and hungry,
those who are in danger of body and soul,
those who are sad and downhearted,
those who are sick and dying.
Bless us, your most beloved children,
and we pray you, bless also with the same motherly gesture,
all those who are innocent, together with those who are guilty;
those who are faithful, together with those who have gone astray;
those who believe, together with those who are in doubt.
Bless all humanity,
so that all men acknowledging that they are God’s children,
would find through love, real Peace and real Good.
This prayer should be good for a partial indulgence, August 22, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial, per the Manual of Indulgences, concession 2: Prayers in Honor of the Saints and Blesseds.
I just meant that the Feast of Our Lady Queen of Angels is celebrated on August 2, and it’s a good prayer that coincides with the name of the chapel. I didn’t know there was a partial indulgence associated with the prayer.